Crime Increased As Quickly As The Lights Dimmed
With 4 consecutive days of Stage-4 loadshedding, we would be blind to think that criminals have not followed the patterns of loadshedding and taken advantage of how vulnerable we may be.
Reporting on Crime Stats for the period 5 – 12 March, perhaps confirms our fears. 43 total incidents were reported to Atlas Security, with 18 burglaries, this is a 17% and 27% increase, respectively from the previous week.
The majority of burglaries occurred at residential properties. Ensure you have sufficient protection, please also monitor your battery back-up and replace the battery if required, this eliminates false alarms into our control room. Atlas Security made a total of 9 arrests during this period.